Station 3

Compassion

Bible Verses     Colossians 3:12  and Mark 6:34

12 As God’s chosen ones,  holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness,  humility, meekness, and patience.

34 As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.

Reflection

If you are with others, discuss these things or if you are alone, bring to mind some of the things that you are thankful for in your life. It may be family and friends. It could

Jesus always put the needs of others before his own. He showed his love for them by being compassionate.

COMPASSION is about Caring and helping others, and Offering help, Making a difference, Putting others first, Always listening, Sensitive to suffering, Service in action,  Interested in others, Offering care and concern, Noticing a need.

Sometimes we struggle to know how to help others or even ask for help ourselves. If we are unsure, we can always ask God for his help and we can do this through prayers. Some people will use the Lord’s Prayer (Matt 6:9-13), others will find prayers in books or on social media, and some will simply say what they are feeling in their hearts.

A Prayer for Compassion

Jesus, help my eyes to see all the good you send to me.

Jesus, help my ears to hear calls for help from far and near.

Jesus, help my feet to go in the way that you will show.

Jesus, help my hands to do all the things loving, kind & true.

Action

During Lent Try to make more of an effort & give time to help others. Write a letter, give them a call, ask if they need any help or by just making prayer part of your daily routine, You can make a difference!